Why Paris is Such an Utter Plonker – UPDATED

This bit of amazingness is brought to you by Jenks at Greek Myth Comix. She* graciously allowed me to repost it here for y’all, but you should definitely, definitely head over to her blog and check out the hilarious commentary that follows the comic. Here’s an excerpt: Helen, after being forced to go to Paris’ [Read More...]

Melodrama and Links

And no, I still haven’t finished organizing, tagging, and polishing my archives. Administrative work like that is really not my thing — and when I say, “it’s not my thing,” I mean, “it makes me run hysterically in the other direction and do anything else to avoid it, even if that anything is laundry.” But [Read More...]

Styrofoam Snow

Even my children are desperate for seasons: [Read more...]


In case you’re wondering, yes, my archives have disappeared. Luckily they were not spirited away by hackers, just by me. Because my word for the new year is “intentionally”(<– I’ll write about that later), my focus from now till January is going to be cleaning up and organizing my blog. It’s SUCH a drag. I’m [Read More...]

The Christmas Couch

For Christmas, y’all bought me a couch. Well, actually my friend Martha bought me the couch, which she found at Goodwill in Naples for $75. $75!!!! I still cannot believe that. She and her husband also borrowed a truck to bring it out to us. It’s an enormous La-Z-Boy sectional, with cushion covers that unzip [Read More...]

Get This, Not That: Round 4

This one is for the men. This will be short and sweet, because I have just one message for you this Christmas season. Get This: Silver and Gold Pearl Ring Not That: 21 Day Fix Because even when you have the absolute best intentions, this gift is going to backfire. Badly. Even if you’ve watched [Read More...]

Get This, Not That: Round 3

I’ll take a second and let you overcome the shock of an on-time post. Now that I’ve done the same, let’s talk about gifts for boys, shall we? Little boys, though, because those are the only kind I have any positive experience with. (For some reason, my brothers have never appreciated my Christmas gifts of [Read More...]

Get This, Not That: Round 2

Yeah, I know I promised you this post yesterday, but it’s the time of year when I panic, procrastinate, and go hide in my closet with my laptop and headphones to watch Love Actually. (<–Dear CPS: that is hyperbole. I would never, ever do that, unless everyone was napping.) Anyway, tomorrow is relative, right? Some [Read More...]

Get This, Not That (A Gift Guide for Errant Housewives): Round 1

Since there are only ten days until Christmas, I thought I should help you finish up your Christmas shopping while avoiding beginning my own. Two birds, one stone. Procrastination FTW! Like everything related to housewifery, gift-giving is an art I have not yet mastered. But someone might as well learn from my mistakes, so we’re [Read More...]

The Great Santa Lie Truth

Here I am, writing about Santa again. In years past, I’ve written a lot about Santa. Last year I just didn’t want to get into it, because it seems like one of those conversations where no mutual ground is gained nor understanding reached. Basically Santa is a convenient excuse for bloggers to tell people they’re [Read More...]